Additive manufacturing is revoltuinizing the industry of all niche. Industry for any country act as cathedral of economy. With growth of industry, economy of industry flourish.
With that being said, Aerospace applications are considered as one of first metal can composite technology which will adopt Additive manufacturing. Since, in aerospace industry, production is low and quality is very high which is very positive for 3d printing adoption. With introduction of 3d printing in aerospace industry, it will become major asset for space flights and travelling. With each year passing by, researchers are trying their best to find various options to use this cutting edge technology in space.
Along with space there will be many other areas where 3d printing will play an important role in future. These areas include biomechanics, tool steels, houses, auto parts, aerospace parts and construction industry.
Some of areas are mentioned below;
Additive manufacturing future – Tool Steel Industry
Tools steel is very vast industry with its worth around 82 billion dollar in 2014. The demand of tool steel is doubled till now. This growth in tool industry is essential due to technological advancements happening all over the World. Scientist have found the very important application of additive manufacturing of tool steels used in industry like water hardenable tool steels and stainless steel tool steels. These steels can be easily manufactured. The composition of water hardenable tool steel is compatiable for 3d printing process. So, New area of tool manufacturing started with 3d manufacturing. Below is pixture of breaching tools manufactured using 3d printing. In tool industry, tools are needed to be move through post heat treatment processes. Tempering tool steel processes are common in below mentioned breaching tools. Tempering is heat treatment processes to reduce brittleness in steel. With additive manufactured tool steels, tempering is essential needed to nucleate carbides in structure which overall improves hardness of steel.
3d printed breaching tools
Growth in Dental industry
With additive manufacturing, layer by layer manufacturing of 3-dimensional object take place. That’s why it is easier to manufacture complex small size pieces using additive manufacturing. Now-a-days UK is trying is use 3d printing into hearing aids and dental accessories. Below picture displays 3d manufactured titanium dental implant.
Titanium dental implant 3d printed
Use of Additive manufacturing in Construction Industry
ICON is first 3dprinted housing project which utilizes additive manufacturing for construction of houses. With additive manufacturing, low cost houses can be built with customer specific design for low-cost housing projects.
Within ICON, idea is not to just print componenet of houses but to built houses as a whole from 3d printing. Multiple projects are in process of initiation from company. ICON till now have concstructured a prototype house using printer in 24 hours. Total cost of construction was around 2000 dollars which is very low in comparison to conventional contruction process, not to mention time consuming as well.
Additive manufacturing for Auto vehicles
Automobile industry has been using 3d manufacturing to develop prototypes for a long time. They have developed protoypes for testing and asthetics check. Before prototyping, this process was time consuming and costly. With additive manufacturing, automotive cars have great ability to generate metal protoypes under one hour. This gives higher production capacity as well.
Like Relativity Space’s motor, the Blade was made utilizing a DMLS procedure. What’s more, like Relativity’s rocket and ICON’s homes, the point was to 3D-print an item, or however much of one as could be expected, as opposed to an item’s numerous individual parts. Both the undercarriage and body of the vehicle are made with added substance producing. Since appearing Blade in 2015 and uncovering irregular updates, the L.A.- based outfit has additionally joined forces with the automaker behind Peugeot to carry its 3D printing procedures to creation offices.
Shelby cobra is first car using almost more than 30% of 3d printed parts. This car of 1400 pounds contain around 500 pounds of 3d printed parts. These 3d printed parts have 24% of nano fibers employed for increasing the sustainability of Shelby cobra. Below is the picture of 3d concept Shelby Cobra car model;
Shelby Cobra Car